Which is the standard in your NICU? Until recently, we pretty much always used OGTs on our babies, but lately the trend has been to use NGTs...haven't yet found anyone that can explain why we switched. A couple of explanations I've heard are:
Use of OGT causes problems when trying to teach the baby to nipple.
Use of NGT causes problems because neonates are obligate nose breathers.
So, anyway, which is the standard, and why?